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  1. #16
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    Originally posted by salecenter
    I just think they had the wrong group of people to sell to and the wrong names
    Declining performance is specifically the result of poor name selection. That is the whole story. All momentum has been lost. The only way it will be regained (regardless of market direction), is to host an auction characterized by ONLY good domains and the noticeable absence of poor names. This formula must be deliberately honored over and over again to generate renewed interest.

    So how do you consistently receive high quality name submissions (which is the fuel that runs the engine)? Make it your mission to treat submitters as partners, and reflect that in the contract that you offer them. The venues are fine, the auctioneer is fine, the press releases are fine. The pivot point is 1. excellent names, 2. rededicate to building relationships with quality name holders, 3. totally change the contract (which in it's current form informs submitters thay they are regarded as dumb a**es and that they are not valued whatsoever).

  2. #17
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    Agreed. Too much crap going to auction. Either wait until there is enough quality or leave it alone. Every failed auction is another blow to a domain's value.

  3. #18
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    I doubt I'm the only one who doesn't even bother look at the auction inventories anymore. It's a combo of lousy names and decent names with unrealistic reserves. And it's been that way for some time now.

  4. #19
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    Oh how times have changed:

    "Best excuses for low auction results"

    http://domainstate.com/showthread.ph...threadid=90641


  5. #20
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    I rarely if ever bother to look at any of the many lists these days.

    When the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. auction lists came out years ago before all the new venues I believe the lists were much more popular.

  6. #21
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    the Online SES auction certain domains have multiple or many Bidders on them but the Auction Price doesn't seem to have moved up at all:

    For Examble the following domain auction displays at SnapNames shows:

    Domain # of Bidders Reserve Price

    Zimbabwe.com 14 $517.700

    YouSearch.com (mine) 3 $276,480

    Ad.com 72 $604,500

    HouseBuyers.com 18 $176,500

    CTR.com 53 $152,100


    If these "bidders" actually put bids in I think the current auction prices should be higher.

    Is the answer that most these bidders being displayed just have the domains on their "Watch List " and don't have actual binding monetary Bids in yet ???
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  7. #22
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    Originally posted by DomainStar
    Is the answer that most these bidders being displayed just have the domains on their "Watch List " and don't have actual binding monetary Bids in yet ???
    I think they have placed actual bids but under the reserve price. EG the current top bid for ctr.com is $147,100, and for zimbabwe.com $200 - both pretty meaningless while they remain below reserve.

  8. #23
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    Originally posted by wadodger
    It's a combo of lousy names and decent names with unrealistic reserves.
    That about sums it up.
    Your domains are never completely worthless. They can always be used as a bad example.

  9. #24
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    bidders= Bids?
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  10. #25
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    And also - a little bit of fatigue?

  11. #26
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    that is a poor showing. overall, the auction results are impressive for the year and even the month, considering Moniker had other auctions running.

  12. #27
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    Originally posted by Domo Sapiens
    bidders= Bids?

    Many - Many are not really binding or meaningful bids in this online auction.

    I got some clarification late this afternoon.

    Most of those "bidders" showing are below reserve price -- your Moniker rep should now be able to explain better and in more detail.

    A "RESERVE MET" sign or mechinism is not available yet in this new online extented auction format. VERY IMPORTANT to FIX obviously..... many bidders, sellers and spectators alike are confused about this issue currently.
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  13. #28
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    Originally posted by DomainStar
    Many - Many are not really binding or meaningful bids in this online auction.

    I got some clarification late this afternoon.

    Most of those "bidders" showing are below reserve price -- your Moniker rep should now be able to explain better and in more detail.

    A "RESERVE MET" sign or mechinism is not available yet in this new online extented auction format. VERY IMPORTANT to FIX obviously..... many bidders, sellers and spectators alike are confused about this issue currently.
    Is that the exact response you received?
    or are these your own words?
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  14. #29
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    Originally posted by Domo Sapiens
    Is that the exact response you received?
    or are these your own words?
    It's my own "polite", semi- sympathetic and very abreviated version.

    To answer it fully and precisely takes a lot more detail --- best to hear it from a senior Moniker rep. or techie to get it all.

    AD.com has 72 bidders showing -- price has not moved for at least 70 of them.

    CTR.com -- showing 53 bidders -- still at $152,100 ---- I would think that if all or even half of these "bidders" being displayed were binding bids (above reserve) the current prce would be above $250,000 (at the minimum)

    In prior Moniker online auction format - all bids had to be at or above reserve price and would send price UP on each bid/bidder showing.

    They now realize that they missed some very key tie-ins and syncs in "merging" their auctions with SnapNames' system... and they are currently scrambling to play catch up and fix.

    I would love to be wrong on this -- as that would mean my YouSearch.com (showing 3 bidders) has Really hit it's $276,480 reserve price....and would be SOLD !!!
    Last edited by DomainStar; 08-25-2008 at 01:32 PM.
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  15. #30
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    Originally posted by DomainStar
    as that would mean my YouSearch.com (showing 3 bidders) has Really hit it's $276,480 reserve price....and would be SOLD !!!
    Look at my post above.
    If you click the symbol next to "in auction" to add it to your "watching" list you see the actual high bid
    For your name you will currently see 3 bidders with $60 as the highest bid.

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